A World of Impossibilities --DeWese
I invited Dick Vinocur to help me judge the anonymously numbered responses (I wanted the participants to feel totally unrestrained) and we picked eight winners who we rewarded with three more bottles of wine I bought from a very happy sommelier. I also took huge quantities of Mardi Gras beads to bedeck my participants, (You know how broads love jewelry and I had seen on TV that, at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, they respond well when offered beads.)
I know you are dying to hear what the women said. Not so fast. I'm going to make it a little difficult. You have to write, e-mail or phone me to get the responses, as well as the analysis written by Dick Vinocur and myself. I will also send you some beads. Maybe they'll bring you some luck.
Remember, my survey respondents are married to a CEO and, through community property, own a chunk of some big and successful printing companies. In fact, if all my participants' companies were rolled up into one new company it would be more than $500 million in revenues.
Furthermore, the new incoming chairman of the board of NAPL is Joan Weissman, president and COO of The Sheridan Press. That's "Joan" not "John." I love it! And, she is just now learning this, but I am honoring her two-year tenure with two $5,000 checks to fund a scholarship for underprivileged and deserving young women who wish to enter the graphic arts industry. If you would like to help build the fund, send me a check made payable to Weissman Scholarship Fund and I'll get NAPL to administer the investment. I will give $5,000 per year until I retire somewhere around 2020-2025.
Finally, finally, one word is incorrect in the lyrics in the seventh paragraph of this column. The first five people who write will receive one of the three CD series where the great Rod Stewart sings the old standards. They will melt your heart and that of your sweetheart, male or female.